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this broadcast is real time captioned by carrie o'brien. coming up next on eyewitness news, the tornado aftermath, the monster storm that confirmed one tornado leaves a path of destruction. eyewitness news has coverage of the storm and the damage left behind. >> i'm mike schuh live in boston, the scene of widespread residential and commercial damage, i'll take you hear when eyewitness news returns. >> behind bars, police file charges after a major security scare on the campus of the university of maryland. >> and by revoked. why george zimmerman is heading back to jail. eyewitness news starts now.
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tornado touchdown. destructive storms descend on maryland. with fearful connal clouds and the major damage this morning. good morning. and welcome to eyewitness news, i'm don scott, filling in for gigi barnett. we is severe weather in maryland. the national weather service confirms that one tornado touched down last night. this is a look at the twitter at bwi. a worker saw the tornado touch the ground and tear up grass. there is no major damage the, but the powerful line of cells that dumped heavy rain. many areas are dealing with flooding. including the expressway. the lanes covered in water. in hartford county two people are hurt. several structures suffered
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damage and crews are cleaning up debris. we are going to go straight to meteorologist tim williams with more on last night's storms. good morning. >> well, good morning, don and everyone. today it is a gorgeous day after the weather chaos last night. first, first warning weather right now, to give you an idea of what we're dealing with right now, the calm after the storm. right now, the storms that came through rolled through the area. they are now well-off shore and moving to the north and northeast. we're seeing the front that pushed them through continuing to progress off of the area. right now we're dealing with a calm aftermath, a good bit of sunshine and blue skies right now. we have very few watches or warnings of any kind as far as the area is concerns for right now. we had, of course, severe weather that wedealt with last night. tonight we're watching the sun
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coming up and nice conditions in place. this is the loop from last night, this is showing you the worst of the storms yesterday. you can see all of the bright colors. you can train your eyes to pickup the brighter colors the reds and yellows. they rolled through here yesterday at 2:00. of course, we joined you on air around 2:00 and stayed with you for numerous hours. the storms rolled through from the southwest to the northeast. the hits area up-and-down the 95 corridor. you can see a lot of the reds. we started to see a lot of spin in the atmosphere throughout the afternoon that developed the tornadoes. stayed with us throughout. with a lot of wind damage a lot of downed trees and torrential rain that formed throughout the afternoon and the evening. right now what we have are several watches and watches in
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place. we have coastal and area floor warnings in place. all of that rain is sinking into the ground and over filling the creeks and the streams. they are starting to fill now. the coastal flood damage is of course, because a lot of the wind pushing towards the coast. but the inland it is because of the rain. it is filling the tributaryies. the flash flood was from the heavy rain that the streets and ground could not handle. so, today temperatures in the 50s. 58 degrees right now at bwi. 63 in ocean city. 46 in oakland. we will be talking about the ocean city forecast here coming up. today, a good bit of sunshine and calmer winds. the calm after the storm, you'll hear us say that a few times. we cannot say it enough and a lot of folks need the calm cleaning up the mess from yesterday evening. don, we will keep you posted.
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back to you. >> thank you. the cleanup is starting at homes and businesses. first warning weather continues live with mike schuh with more on the conditions and damage this morning. good morning, mike. >> reporter: well, good morning, don and everyone. a lot of this is things ripped off homes and businesses. there is a big long soffit that used to hold a gutter. that is a couple of hundred pounds here. if that comes by and hits you, you may not get up. we are here on bel air road. this is an unusual sight. you are out here on bell air road it is shutdown. they are working on the fire and the phone communications. bg&e is here. this is major power lines. they are deinterogized, but they think they will get the power on here soon. i want to show you this. you are closer to the tornado damage area, the sign that used
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to be here is blown out. you can see that up and down for a mile stretch. very few of the overhead signs survived. we're at a doctor's and pharmacy here and the roofs have been blown through every one of the three have holes that go through the building. this is the type of damage we're seeing as far as the commercial area. last night, gigi barnett was up in this area. she went to some of the residential areas. this is gigi. >> reporter: the first tornado warning in this area went into affect around 6:00 p.m. rescue workers are saying 20 minutes later they received the first 9-1-1 calls. homeowners in milton avenue are saying that storm ripped through their street moved fast. >> it took a mobile home, picked it up and threw it over 10 cars. >> shocked. shocked and horror. >> some of them were at home.
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>> we went in our room getting on our pjs and the lights started flickering. >> reporter: and others were blocked be traffic and police. >> i got in the neighborhood, they allowed us in. >> reporter: by the time bury arrived two trampolines in her front yard. one belongs to a neighbor houses away. >> the trampoline came over the house. >> reporter: and neighbors switched to generators after strong wind gusts snapped power lines leaving them in the dark and stores were block out on bell air road. medics rushed two people to the hospital with non life- threatening injuries. with the possibility of more storms, there is not the clear yet. >> the storms can be dangerous. they come up without warning. >> reporter: back now live we are along bel air road. the interesting thing about this a couple of small
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businesses, the buildings collapsed. they are further up the road near the body shop. the area is between the bypass and mountain road is the area that is most affected and closed right now. what is interesting about this storm is that the tree, for instance, it came from over the ridge there, that's over a football field away. this piece of vinyl, it is not that heavy, it will say like a kite. this is from townhomes, which are probably quarter of a mile away. so, you can tell there was a lot of wind energy up here that has done a lot of -- widespread damage. some of the minor, some major, but you can tell this area is a bit of a mess. so, stay away from here today. they are not exactly sure how much longer bel air road will be closed. bg&e is working on getting the electric back. that is the main concern right now. reporting live, mike schuh, don, back to you. >> thank you. mike. that is one area that was
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hard hit by last night's storms. rich gardener is on the phone right now. good morning. rich. >> good morning, don. >> county wide, what we're talking about here. >> everything has calmed down, which is a good thing. most of the damage, the core damage in the corridor between -- the bel air and route 152. that is where most of the damage occurred. >> all right. you're with the fire department. storms bring lightning and fires, were there fires or wind damage. >> about 6:00 when the storm cell passed through. we're talking about wind damage that created structural damages, that sent four people to the hospital, two w. to local facilities. it caused a lot of uprooted trees and power lines to go down. it caused a panic mess in the corridor in fossilten. >> we know that life has
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changed in falseten. what other area. >> that is the main area right now, the area between bel air road and mountain road. if people can avoid that area, it will make their lives easier. >> all right. anything else to tell us this morning? >> no, everybody stay close, watch the weather incase thing comes up again today. >> all right. thank you very much. rich gardener with hartford county fire. harel county slammed with a tornado or two and a close call for a school bus that was filled with students. we continue with meghan nominee and reaction to last night's heavy damage. >> reporter: good morning. powerful storms riched through. take a look at some of the damage it did. there were trees all over this area and this kind of damage has been seen all over maryland. driving rain, and frightening
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wind snapped trees like twigs in carol county. >> and saw the wind pickup. the trees were bending over. >> dougs and his wife were in their bedroom and a tree went through the window. >> it was panic. panic. may wife is screaming trying to find the cats. >> reporter: the tree tore through the roof, making the home unlivable. workers used a crane to remove it. this family was not alone. one local tree service company is saying two hours after the storm, they received 50 phone calls. >> there were traffic lights out. limbs down. >> reporter: carol county students were in the middle of the storm. >> we're bus driver turned around and took the students back to school. >> everybody was scared. some were crying. >> reporter: students that had not dismissed held students late to shelter them from the
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storm. >> the lights shut off, it was dark. we went into a room and put our heads down in a corner. >> i was shocked and really scared. >> reporter: shocked like many, at the power of the storm. as they came through. if this is what your yard looks like, you may need patience, that tree removal company is saying it could take days to get to everyone. meghan mccorkell, eyewitness news. yes. the national weather service is investigating reports of a possible tornado in carol county. bge is working to fix down powered lines around the state. baltimore has the most out. that height of the storm, 30,000 maryland customers lost power. we look now at the latest numbers.
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all right. here is the latest on the storms this morning. the storms last night. one tornado confirmed that bwi after 7:00 p.m. the national weather service will be out today checking out reports of other possible reports of tornado touchdowns in harford, carroll and queen anne county. three people were injured as a result of last night's storm system. it is, once again you look outside of the window and see the gorgeous day out there, you can't believe what last night was like, tim. you are absolutely right, don. it is very calm, the storms yesterday did a bit of a cleanup for us. they wiped out a lot of the humidity and moisture that we had in the air. now, wiped the slate clean. we have clouds out there, but no rain associated with the clouds. these are pretty much clouds
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out there, the result of still moistures leftover, but the storms have rolled through the region and look at first warning weather radar and this is what is going on right now. we will take it in a little bit closer. how about that. bring it in and give your identity of what is going on. the storms have cleared the area. we have most of the activity moving off of the coastline and up to the northeast. that storm system has kind of cleared the region. what we had yesterday was a lot of warm, moist air up the coastline. cooler air from the back. a low pressure system driving all of it to create the spin. that's what is offshore now. you can see the activity offshore. really, you can see the rotation. and a lot of the bright colors. let's look at yesterday, for those waking up and obviously, you know, made it through the storms last night, but may not
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have seen this. a lot of folks out of power may not have seen the storms come through. this is last night, hd radar watching the storms as they moved through yesterday. just follow the brighter courts. they moved through the southeast to the northeast. the southwest bringing in warm and humid conditions off of the sest board. that bought the warm air from the south. the dew points have high. that filmed a lot of the storms. the brighter colors with the stronger storms. we had lightning, thunder and hail at the height of the storms moving through. you can see the key at the top of the screen there. the key gives you an indication of how strong the storms where. this is friday afternoon. the brighter colors indicating, of course, the stronger storms as they rolled through the heat of the afternoon. we're identifying several times in the storms. some of the the storms as they started to change direction. some of the winds started to
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change direction as they moved from the ground level to the upper levels of the atmosphere. we call it wind shear, the winds start to change direction. that starts to give the storms the spin. we started to identify echoes, we call them, different formations of the storms. they start to form hooks and commas thin storm. that is an indication that the storms are starting to wraparound and we start to see as they change direction in the atmosphere, and that was the spin that gave the storms that we had problems with last night. that, that -- that tornado signature. that's what we we're watching throughout the evening. some areas hit hardest, we're getting the totals in. bwi, 3/4 of an inch of rain. we're starting to put the numbers together for you and start to have more of the totals. of course, a lot of you don't have to be told that you had a lot of rain, but we will give you the officials numbers here
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soon. pictures from the viewers who sent those things in throughout the evening. don, impressive and scarry to think that notch can do this age short time, but we got through it and now the cleanup. >> last night was scary. it was. all right. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind.
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welcome to eyewitness news. the damage not just in carroll and harford counties this morning. there is also damage in tow southbound townsn't. back in northeast baltimore, heavy flooding is slowing drivers down. several are trying to forge through the rising waters last night. others are taking the safeway
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out and turning around and going another way. it seems like the weather will cooperate today to help with the cleanup. so will tim, meet also tim williams in the first warning weather center. >> well, we have watches and warnings in effect. mostly flood related because of the heavy rain that came through the region. what we have right now along the western edge of the state things are drying out, but a flood warning is in effect for fredrick county right now. a lot of heavy rain is moving through there. we're talking about carroll county and fredrick county. flood warnings in effect out towards fredrick county, again, the rain is sinking into the ground, it is overrun the creeks and streams. we're dealing with that there. flood warnings in effect harford county and down the eastern portion of the state. that is because of a lot of the
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rain that moved through and the western shores laws of the light wind, that is keeping higher than average tide for right now. we have 57 degrees at bwi. the jet stream is going to dim here in the next few hours and the rest of the weekend, a cool breeze and drying out for us, what it is going to do is allow for the chance, the chance for widely scattered showers tomorrow. we don't expect them to be severe, but scattered thunderstorms on sunday afternoon. today, 77 degrees. partly sunny and breezy. today, 49 degrees going into tonight with partly cloudy skies. then for tomorrow, we have 78 degrees. partly sunny and a thunderstorm in spots and thunderstorms possibly in the p.m. and again, that's going to be something that we will be dealing with throughout the afternoon. ocean city, today, 74 degrees. 76 tomorrow, the chance of showers because the storm is moving offshore, but really a
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pretty nice day. water temperatures are chilly, 65 degrees, but a good bit of sun across the same today and we're bringing you this forecast for the summer. don back to you. >> thank you very much. the storm was hard hitting and relentless and no single area escaped the effects. here is pat warren. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. what a morning after. this storm was hard-hitting and relandless and judging from the viewer photos, no single area escaped the effects. thousands are without power do to downed wires like this. this power pole was knocked over by a tree. also in harford county, this flooding. in carroll county, the skies are dark in this photo sent by kim. homeowners have a big cleanup
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ahead of them. this basketball hoop knocked over by the wind weighs 100 pounds. but the worst damage may have been caused by down trees like this one up rooted in carroll county. baltimore county residents saw spectacular skies. this hail here. and again, power lines down. this is along the seminary avenue and this one is grainy, but that is a funnel cloud and here is another possible funnel cloud. a lot more scenes like those out there. many of us will spend part of the weekend cleaning up. back to you. >> thank you, pat. now, we would like to see your best pictures of what is left of the storms. e-mail them to us at wjz.com.
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you can go on-line and see the pictures on wjz.com. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,
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saturday morning. we're taking a look at a viewer video sent in. we're looking at what was a funnel cloud touching down. this was the scene around many parts of the area. of course, when you see this type of activity, it is just as amazing as it is frightening. we had several reports, many reports of funnel clouds. of course. it is not of course,ed a tornado until it comes into contact with the ground. we're going to be watching for results from the national weather service that is going out today at noon to investigate several times of the scenes around the state. of course, this is kind of classic -- activity, as you start to see that moving around the state. you know that we have problems starting to form around the skies. we have 78 degrees today. 78 tomorrow and a chance of a afternoon thunderstorm. 72 on monday. 69, 71 and 72. a break from the rain and the heat and the humidity and the temperatures start to cool down to below average highs heading into the middle of the week.
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of course, we'll keep you posted on the results from the national weather service has they continue to make their way around the state and the region, from virginia, maryland and pennsylvania as a result of the storms don. >> all right. thank you very much. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,
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severe weather strikes here in central maryland, leaving behind a path of destruction that you got to see. the national weather service confirms one tornado did touchdown last night. this is a photo of the funnel cloud near bwi marshall. a worker in the airport tower saw the tornado touch the ground and tear up grass there. there is no damage damage. that storm system did drop lots of rain, including uprooting trees. this is from carroll county. nobody was hurt there. and the rain set off a lot of flooding down in montgomery county. check that out. this is washed out road. emergency cruels are warning all drivers to be leary of high
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water, standing water. when in doubt, turn around. do not try to drive through it. also welcome back to eyewitness news. i'm don scott in for gigi barnett and meteorologist tim williams is in the first warning weather center. good morning. good morning. don. we're dealing with a calm morning after the storms rolled through here yesterday. i want to piggyback off of what don said. when you see water takes a quarter to a half-inch of water to move a car. so, we always talk about not going through it. the official term from the national weather service is turn around, down drown. don't try to drive through rushing water. friday afternoon, around 2:00, we started to see strong storms roll through the region. this is the satellite picture from yesterday. the moving pictures show you that the storms rolled through from the southwest to the northeast. the brighter colors what you're watching there that came through. is storms with thunderstorm and lightning in them and strong
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wind. what triggered this bit of problem was the wind changing direction as it moved from the ground to the upper levels of the atmosphere. we call the wind here is. it is basically a change in direction, that creates the spin. severe weather threat low yesterday evening. the components. warm and humiddary from the south. as a matter of fact, i'm going to put this back in play for you. warm and humid air from south. here you go. take it back. that was pilot error there i did this. there you have it, warm humid air from the south taking it in to the eastern seaboard. right up the coastline bringing in that warm humid air. the cooler air filtering in from the back is part of what was happening to change the direction and the dynamic. the low pressure system that was driving all of it created a bit of that spin. for the most part what it did was created the storms. right now we have flood warnings as a result of the storms moving through the region. a lot of the rain came through,
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as much as 4 to 5 inches in some parts of the area as a result of the rain that came through yesterday. it is starting to sink into the ground and today, primarily, the storms rolling off of the coastline, but the jet stream dipping and giving us cooler air and drier air, but also give us a chance for thunderstorms heading into tomorrow afternoon. so the forecast looks like this, 77 today, partly sunny and breezy. a chance for showers tomorrow, but for today, a very calm day. a very nice day. a bit cooler and drier, with lower dew points and humid and sunshine. we need this today after the problems last night. don, we will continue to put together the rain totals and those are coming up in a few moments. back to you. >> thank you very much. if you ventured out this morning. bg&e crews are everywhere. we have rob live on the phone from bg&e. with the latest on the repair efforts. good morning.
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>> good morning. don. >> how bad of a situation. >> not as bad as i expected to see, but bad, townsend and fallston, we're going to be putting a lot of emphasize. a lot of destruction in the area. we restored 26,000 customers since the storms started yesterday afternoon. we have 6700 out of power right now. if customers are waking up or they have not called us to let us know they have a power outage, they need to call us. until we have smart meters and grids throughout the territory, that will let us know what is happening, we don't know what is happening there. we don't know if there is an outage. so, people need to let us know. >> calling you is something people should do. is there anything people should not do. >> the damage sense stuff, but it is amazing what people do. if you seaworm down, don't try to move it yourself, even if it not arcing.
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it could be alive. just be patient with us. you're hearing the safety warning about not driving through water and the things of that nature. the same thing, if you see trees and things of that nature, watch where you are walking. out don't know if there will be a live wire or something related to bg&e. our utility. the weather is good today. we will be out working in force. we have 650 force attacking this and our mobile operation center that we deployed that walmart in the fallston area. so if customers have questions or concern giving us a call or stop by. >> all right. thank you very much. rob. if you have not called bg&e and you don't have power. if you are watching tv and you have power, call them. fallston is where mike schuh is this morning. bel air road is still closed.
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mike is standing in the middle of it, good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. well, don we actually had to move over here a little bit. we're not sure if it is closed or not. sometimes pockets of traffic well get through. people knows how to bypass the cones or all might be an opening southbound. we're not sure. stay away from this area. mountain road and the bel air bypass, this is the area which got hit along with neighborhoods around here. some of the high wires by bg&e and, are trying to get fixed and the county roads people are cleaning up debris. where we are now is -- a -- sort of a pharmacy/doctor's office area here. three roofs were punctured and blown off and a lot of single damage and trees and other things in this area. so, some of the commercial areas around here were hit. a couple of small buildings collapsed. that is the extent of the damage here, but gigi barnett
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was out last night in the residential areas. >> reporter: the first tornado warning in the area went into effect around 6:00 p.m. rescue workers are saying 20 minutes later they received the first 9-1-1 calls. homeowners in milton avenue in fallston, are saying that the storm who ripped through their streets moved fast. >> it took a mobile home, flipped it over and threw it over 10 cars. >> shocked, shocked horror. >> reporter: some of them were at home when the commotion began. >> we were in aeroour room getting on our pajamas. >> reporter: and others were blocked by police. >> i just got in the neighborhood. >> reporter: by the time becamey arrived two trampolines we're in her front yard, one of them belongs to a neighbor houses away. >> high concern is now that if i know it came over the house, i don't know if we have roof damage.
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>> reporter: neighbors switched to generators after strong wind gusts snapped power lines. storm stores were blacked-out along bel air road. blocking the start of the night shift business. medics rushed two people to the hospital with non life- threatening injuries and now with more storms they are not in the clear. >> the storms can be dangerous. they come up without warning. >> reporter: back now live. we are here in fallston at bel air road. the hello business signs are blown out. when they go, theplexy gas -- glass shatters and we will show you pictures from this sign in the side of a building. all right. reporting live, mike schuh, eyewitness news. don back to you on tv hill. >> all right. thank you very much, mike schuh. carol county also slammed by a tornado and trees slamming
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into homes and a close call for a school bus filled with students. here is meghan mccorkell. >> reporter: good morning. powerful storms ripped through. take a look at some of the damage it did. there were trees all hove this area and this kind of damage has been seen all over maryland. driving rain, and frightening wind snapped trees like twigs in carroll county. >> i saw the wind pick up. the trees in front of the house were bending over. >> doug and his wife were inside of the bedroom and a 90- foot tree smashed through the roof nearly hitting them. >> it was panic. panic. my wife is screaming. trying to find the cats. water seeming down. >> reporter: the tree tore through the roof making the home unliveable. workers used a crane to remove it. this family was not alone.
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one local tree service company is saying two hours after the storm, they received 50 phone calls. >> there were traffic lights out. limb down. >> reporter: carroll county students found themselves in the middle of the storm. >> we're bus driver did turnaround. he was caught in the hail storm. he turned around and took the students back to school. >> everyone was scared. some were crying. >> schools not dismissed, held students late to shelter them. >> all of the lights shut off, it was dark. we went into this room and put our heads down in a corner. >> i was shocked and really scared. >> shocked like many at the power of the storms as they came through. >> reporter: if this is what your yard looks like, you may need patience, that tree removal company that i spoke with, said it could take several days to get to everyone. meghan mccorkell, eyewitness news. the national weather service is also investigating reports of a possible tornado
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in carroll county. now, first warning weather center and meteorologist tim williams. what a night. >> yes. what a night, don. we promised rain totals. they are coming in slowly. some of the hardest hit areas are without power. so, these are the totals this morning.
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just, just something that we will be dealing with. this is the reason that the flood warnings are in effect. we will continue to keep you posted on the cal. the aftermath of the storms that rolled through here yesterday. we'll ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is 6:47. a tornado has been confirmed near bwi. today, the national weather service will look at additional twisters in the same county. crews are out checking the damage in other areas as well. meteorologist tim williams is in the first warning weather center with more information on what took place. what tore through here last night, tim. well, certainly, don. we had quite of bit of activity. we stayed with you for countless hours starting at 2:00 in the afternoon. the storms were very, very warm and humid air moving in from the south. moisture rich air. we talk about that, there is a lot of fuel for the storms to work with.
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the dew points were very high. pulled in a lot of the airline from the south and the southwest, that is tapping into very, very warm air. the cooper air up to the northwest kind of met it halfway. they had basically a collision course. then it was driven by a shift in the wind directions, it started to move up into the higher levels of the atmosphere, that gave the storms the twists and the spins that they had going into the afternoon. today we're going to be dealing with drying out. cooler air moving in. a cool breeze will help to dry us out. a good bit of sunshine. more moisture will move in tomorrow and that will give us another chance of thunderstorms. and nothing severe tomorrow with the storms rolling through. partly sunny and breezy. 77 degrees. and lows at 49, partly cloudy skies and tomorrow, 78. partly sunny, a thunderstorm in spots in the floor. scattered showers and nothing as strong as what rolled through here yesterday. the first warning weather forecast is coming up in a few
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moments. don. >> thank you very much. you saw on tim's radar. the same system came from the south. that means that washington, d.c. was hit hard. that let to rescues on flooded roads. >> reporter: the powerful lines of storms rolled through montgomery county. bringing heavy rain and flooding. this is the scene. one truck stuck in the mile muddy water. in prince george's county. another driver under estimateds the danger. >> like 3 feet. >> and this vehicle is in the water. forcing him to swim to safety. another drive recall loses control, abandoned the suv in the floods and on top of the soaking rains, alarming sight for drivers they spot funnel clouds. and a similar scene in virginia, just outside of washington, d.c. >> wow. we will have much more coverage of last night's storms in a moment.
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first other news. egypt's former president, mubarak avoids the death penalty, but sentenced to life in prison during last year's revolution deaths. enough talk, we went execution was chanted. mubarak was acquitted on corruption charges. that set off scuffles. he is the first arab leader to be tried by his own people. the u nbc student who set off the gun scare is charged in the case. he is -- he is charged with multiple officials including brings a dangerous weapon on school property. a woman reported seeing the 21- year-old the gun in his car. police are saying it turned out to be a staggered -- starters
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pistol. george zimmerman has less than 48 hours to return to a florida jail. a judge has revoked george zimmerman's bail. saying he lied about how much money he had when his bond was set at $150,000 back in april. prosecutors claim that george zimmerman and his wife hived $135,000, raised through a website. the defense is saying it is just a big misunderstanding. >> the revocation of bond and hope is temporary. i hope that they will give us a day in court to explain. >> george zimmerman, of course, has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and claiming that he acted in self- defense. the orioles were in tampa bay last night to take on the ray. markakis on the disabled list, with a broken bone in his right hand. the rays score 5 runs in the 1st inning. that's what they need. tampa wins, 5-0 to take over first place from the orioles.
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of course, the orioles will be back in action this afternoon in south. in down south. that's the sky as it looks right now. 7 minutes before 7:00. we're taking ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. bringing you up to speed on today's weather. partly sunny and 77 degrees. calm winds and just a very nice -- cool day. then tomorrow, faith degrees. mostly sunny. for the majority of the day. we will start to see clouds filtering in, and afternoon thunderstorms. 78 degrees, nothing severe and 72 on monday. again, scattered showers and thunderstorms in spots. 69 on tuesday. 71 on wednesday. 72 on thursday. you can see the temperatures taking bit of a turn to the cooler as we head into the
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first faculty week of june. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,
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okay. three minutes after 7:00 on this saturday morning. these are the pictures of yesterday's storm as it approached. this is in the beltway. again, not everybody saw a tornado touchdown. but a lot of people say the tornadic -- activity in the air like that. that could have been the tornado there in the center of your picture that eventually touch downed near bwi. pennsylvania was not without a threatening sky. that is the scene in new freedom, pennsylvania. it was frightening for a long time. we're investigating how much damage was done across the mason-dixon line. that's our first hour of this eyewitness news saturday morning. we will be back with another hour right after this. ,,,,,,
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coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning, the tornado aftermath that spawned one tornado leave as path of destruction low here. eyewitness news has complete coverage on the storm and the damage left behind. >> i'm mike schuh live in fallston, the scene of
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widespread commercial and residential damage. a live report when eyewitness news saturday morning returns. tornado touchdown. destructive storms descend on maryland. the fearful funnel clouds and the major damage this morning. good morning. welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm don scott in for gigi barnett who worked into last night, when severe weather was striking here in central maryland, leaving behind a path of destruction. you can see everywhere this morning. the national weather service confirms one tornado did touchdown last night. this is a photo of the twister near bwi marshall. a worker in the airport tower
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saw the tornado touch the ground and tear up grass. but there was no major damage. the powerful a little bit of storms dumped heavy rain in the area. many people were dealing with flooding. including portion of the expressway. where several lanes were covered in water. in harford county, two people are hurt this morning. after a tornado hits fallston. several structures on bel air road crews are cleaning up the debris, live in a moment. first, meteorologist tim williams, first warning weather center. good morning, everyone. and don. consider yourself fortunate if you are watching us this morning. several folks last power. we had storms starting to roll through the region yesterday after afternoon, after afternoon friday afternoon
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news. and then 2:00 we joined you and stayed with you for countless hours because of the storm system rolling through the area. the problems here, train your eyes to look at the brighter colors. a lot of the storms with thunder, lightning and winds and hail. they starting pulling in very, very arm and moist air from the south. bring in the cooler air from the north. these are the components that brought the storms our way. warm air from the south and southwest, met the cool air from the northwest. the storms air masses started to collide. basically who had a change in the direction of the air as it started to move up from the ground to the upper levels of the atmosphere. we call it wind shear. what we started to deal with was basically the spin in the atmosphere that created it. the storms have sense started to move offshore. to the north and northwest now. what we have is a dimp in the jet stream, that is for cool,
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dry air to move into the region. first warning weather doppler radar gives you an idea of what is moving through now. most of the activity now has completely cleared the region, ocean city, the eastern shore, the last to see any of those storms. there is still clouds lingering as a result. for the most part in the clear today with showers tomorrow. here is the forecast, 77 degrees today and mostly sunny and breezy conditions. tonight, 79. partly cloudy skies. then tomorrow, partly sunny early in the day. a chance of thunderstorms in spots in the evening. 78 degrees is your high for your sunday. we'll have your completed updated first warning weather forecast and bring you rain totals. impressive numbers are coming through. that is coming up in the the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast. >> thank you, tim. even the bright colors on the radar the storm is benign that way. not on the streets. the cleanup is just starting at homes in businesses in the aroundest hit areas and first warning weather forecast coverage continues this morning
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with mike schuh in harford county, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, don and everyone. bel air road has opened. a couple of minutes ago they removed the barricades, but bg&e got down doing the high wire work on the lines that run the length of bel air road. they try to get the big stuff first and then work their way back into the neighborhood. a lot of utility trucks going up and down this area as possible start to get everything back into control. now, what i want to show you, it is debris like this that we're finding through the region between the bel air bypass and mountain road. it is not a huge amount in one spot, but this stuff is scattered all over the place. the next three businesses down have roofs off or things blown into them. it is a pretty amazing sight to see all of the people coming out and looking at the damage that they have to their businesses, like the professional officials here, three roofs are blown off.
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this is the commercial damage on the bel air corridor. there is residential damage. gigi barnett was in the neighborhoods. this is her report. >> reporter: the first tornado warning in this area went into effect around 6:00 p.m. rescue workers say a here 20 minutes later they received the first 9-1-1 calls. homeonalerns on milton avenue in fault strength is saying that the storm that ripped through their streets moved fast. >> it took a mobile home and threw it over 10 cars. >> shocked. shocked, horror. glad everyone is okay. >> reporter: some of them were home when the commotion began. >> we were in aeroroom getting on our pjs and the lights started flickering. >> reporter: and others were blocked by traffic and police. >> i just got in the neighborhood, they just allowed us in. >> by the time dairy arrived, two trampolines were in her front yard, one belonged to a
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neighborhood houses away. >> i know it came over the house, i don't know what roof damage. >> reporter: neighbors switched to generators after strong wind gusts snapped power lines leaving them in the dark and stores were blacked out on bel air road. medics rushed two people to the hospital with non life- threatening injuries. now with the responsibility of more storms, rescue crews are saying that they are not in the clear just yet. >> the storms can be dangerous. they come up without warning. >> reporter: back live here in fallston. so, up and down this area you can see the big signs that say where the businesses are. inside of the signs there used to be plexiglas like this. the one behind me, that's twisted. when they blowout, it is spinning knives. these are picture. this is the bw decliner decline
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-- dealer behind me. now that is theplexy glass. this is a shingle. they were thrown into the building. so incredible force-out here. and earlier, tim was talking about the national weather service seeing if this was tornadic activity. there is debris going this way and that way and in all directions and straight line winds it is usually one way. mike schuh, eyewitness news, back to you don. >> thank you. emergency crews have their hands full. harford county is hardest hit. rich gardener is joining us live on the phenyl again. good morning. >> good morning. >> and tell us where the hardest hit areas are right now and where it damage is done. >> it is in the bel air
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corridor in fallston, there is a lot of buildings that had their roofs tored off and structural collapses that injured four people. two were taken to the hospital and shock trauma. we had vehicles overturned and trees toppled and power lines down in the fallston corridor, that tells you the power of the storm. >> and mike's picture of the shingle and the piece of the plexae glass sign are most impressive. what other kind of damage are we talking about? >> we're talking about roofsthalty come off, singles come off and the roofs torn back or structural collapses. after the storms passed through. we had personnel inside of the area, they were able to go door- to-door and check on the residents and check on the integrity and the homeowners to make sure that everyone was safe. we did that until 12:30 and cleared the areas. focus on the hardest hit areas
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on bel air road, in milton avenue and route 152, but we had issues behind bel air, that was along the mill road and the neighborhoods in there. so, a lot of homes to check. >> all right. thank you, rich gardener with the harford county fire and we can see traffic moving on bel air road again. it was closed most of the morning. thank you very much. carroll county slammed by possible tornadoes, trees crashing into houses there. a close call for a school bus filled with student. our first warning weather coverage continues with meghan mccorkell. >> reporter: good morning. powerful storms ripped through. take a look at some of the damage it did. there were trees all over this area and this kind of damage has been seen all over maryland. driving rain and frightening wind, snapped trees like twigs in carroll county. >> i saw the wind pickup.
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the trees in front of the house were bending over. >> reporter: doug and his wife were inside of the bedroom of their home and a 90-foot tree smashed through the roof, nearly hitting them. >> it panic. panic. my wife was screaming. trying to find the cats. water seeping down. >> reporter: the tree tore through the roof, making the home unlivable. workers used a crane to remove it. one local tree company is saying two hours after the storm, they received 50 phone calls. >> traffic lights out. limbs down. >> reporter: carroll county students found themselves in the middle of the storm. >> one bus driver turned around and took the students back to school. >> everybody was scared. some were crying. >> reporter: schools that had not yet dismissed held students late to shelter them from the storm. >> all of the lights shut off
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and it was dark. >> i was shocked. i was really scared. because i haven't done this before. >> shocked like many at the power of the storms as they came through. if this is what your yard looks like. you might need patience. the tree removal company is saying might take days to get to everyone. meghan mccorkell, eyewitness news. the national weather service is also investigating reports of a possible tornado in the hempstead section of carroll county. all right. meteorologist tim williams is live on the set. we're looking at picture from last night's storm that you sent in. if you would like to do the reporting yourself, wjz.com. >> yes. some of the pictures. again, two words i keep using.
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impressive and frightening. >> this is near the beltway. this could be the funnel cloud that touched down at bwi. if you give tim a second, he has a picture of a funnel cloud. >> became with us as we change here from source to source. that is actually a tree down. it is a tree falls in your yard -- there you go. that's a result -- this is from shelby who says that the tree was a result of the same storm system that rolled through. here is another one, this is the one that we were efforting, don to give you an idea of what was coming through. this is pretty impressive. >> yes. impressive. >> we'll bring this up. we can make this much larger. you know, that's not something that you want to see across your yard and in the distance. that is the one in fallston that we have been taking about, the one that has been confirmed. of course, several others.
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talking about jones up in bel air. these are pictures in the area around bel air road, jones junction. you know, around all of the emergency vehicles. the things landing on the cars and the dealerships. so, there you go. a lot of stuff. >> a lot of stuff. >> a lot of stuff to deal with. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. the damage is not just in carroll and harford this morning. there are also damage with trees and limbs in places. crews are working to clear it. if you're going to start with a chainsaw this morning watch out for wires as you're looking at your tree and trying to get your yard cleared. do not touch a wire that is down. even if you think it is dead. all right. meteorologist tim williams in the first warning weather center this morning. very busy. tim. very busy indeed, don. good morning, everyone. we're watching the remainder of the storms that rolled through here yesterday continuing to push offshore. they moved from the southwest
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to the northeast, that's the direction that they continue to move. so, our neighbors to the north. in new york and new england seeing the same activity that we saw yesterday. what we're seeing also is a bit of a calming down, but areas around virginia that are getting pops of thunderstorms right now. we're starting to calm down. much of the moisture is being pulled offshore with the storms. so, we're dealing with cooler and calmer conditions, the temperatures are close to average, 78 degrees. right now 59. we did calm down nicely after midnight or so. ocean city seeing the last bit of the clouds and the rain now. now, all of that activity is starting to push off to the atlantic. 83% humidity. the northwest wind will cool us down. the barometer will go up as the high pressure takes grip. 47 in oakland. 60s from washington, d.c. to
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easton. 59 at bwi. the activity getting back to normal. of course, we had a ground stop with all of the traffic at the airport. it is back up to normal now, but it did stop yesterday as a result of the storms that rolled through here. variable winds and a north northwesterly floe across the state. they are gusty down towards easton and everyone is starting to calm down. all of the storms that rolled through here, warm hair from the southwest and cooler air from the northwest. the spin around the great lakes, that's one of the dynamics that helped to fuel this, as you give it a spin as it mixed over the midway atlantic. now it is moving out of here. high pressure is moving in. cooler conditions. clearer conditions is settling in. as the high sinks to the south. it will allow for a bit of a dip in the secrete stream. a bit of a disturbance for tomorrow afternoon and into the
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evening. news a severe as we saw yesterday. today, the sunset is at 8:29. high tide is at 5:14. we have coastal advisories, times of high tide could be 1 to 2 feet above the average height. because of the winds and rain. 77 degrees today. 49 tonight. 78 tomorrow with thunderstorms in spots and then we're looking at 72 on monday. chance of thunderstorms again in the afternoon. again, nothing too severe. 69 on tuesday. 71, 72 for wednesday and thursday. and again, your organization city forecast, 65 degrees. pretty chilly water temperatures. 74 today is your temperature at ocean city. 76 tomorrow and a good bit of sunshine. again that chance of rain today is pretty much moved out of here. we'll have more on your rain totals coming up in our next weather segment coming up. don, back to you. >> thank you very much, tim.
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the aftermath of last night's storms is being felt in maryland. here is pat warren with our first warning weather coverage. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. what a morning after. this storm was hard hitting and relentless and judging from our viewer photos, no single area escaped the effects. thousands are without power due to downed wires like this. jimp bush send us thick picture of a power pole knocked over by a tree and also in harford county, this shot of flooding on route 543. in carroll county, the skies are incredibly dark in this photo. the homeowners have a big cleanup ahead of this. this basketball hoop, for example, weighs more than 100 pounds, but the worst damage may have been caused by downed trees like this one-up rooted on deer park road. jennifer saw this tree that snapped and fell on a van.
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baltimore county residents saw spectacular skies in the hail here. and again, power lines down. this along seminary avenue and in anne arundel county, this one is grainy, but a funnel cloud over richie highway and here another possible funnel cloud. there are more scenes like those out there. many of us will spend part of the weekend cleaning up. >> thank you, pat. we would like to see the scenes from your area. e-mail your foughtole to wjz.com. your -- photo to wjz.com. you can see pictures at wjz.com. taking break. coming back on a saturday morning. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is 7:45. welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. we've showed you damage in baltimore, carroll and harford counties. there are cleanups in anne roundal county this morning as well. this is a possible funnel cloud in ferndale, as we have said the national weather service will be checking out the reports today to see in fact, any other tornadoes did touchdown. it will be a pretty nice day for your activities despite what we went through yesterday. we will be talking about the
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forecast going down into ocean city. the skies are starting to clear. for now, don, back to you. >> thank you. we went to show you another picture e-mailed to us here at wjz.com. those are some of the riders getting ready to ride across maryland today. it is the annual ride that raises thousands of dollars for breast cancer research. here is ron matz to report that hundreds of motorcycle riders are getting ready. >> reporter: it is riders from columbia to ocean city. time for the ride across maryland. raising money to fight breast cancer for the 12th consecutive year. >> over $2 million. a lot of money, but it does a lot of good work. >> reporter: those good works expanded. the ride awards grants and a big checkups given out live this morning. >> this is for the red devils.
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we're proud to give them a check for $30,000. >> how about that. >> thank you very much. this check is going to make a tremendous difference in our ability to improve the quality of life for breast cancer families. >> reporter: hower county general hospital here in columbia has been a sponsor of the ride since it started. >> we were glad to help out. again one of the things that we do, that we're proud of, is our involvement with community organizations. >> reporter: this community comes together this weekend. making a difference for thousands of people. we'll see you saturday morning in columbia and in ocean city. >> you got it. you're our mc the star. marty, you're watching marty. okay? it is your job to watch marty. >> what a job that will be. >> ron matz, eyewitness news. >> eyewitness news is a proud sponsor of the ride across maryland. for more information go to wjz.com. coming up on eyewitness
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severe weather strikes in central maryland, leaves behind a path of destruction. the national weather service is confirming one tornado touchdown last night. this it near bwi, a construction workerrer in the tower saw the tornado touch the ground and tear up grass there, but there is no major damage in the airport area. however, there is lots of damage elsewhere. a lot of trees uprooted or knocked down, including this from a viewer in carroll county. no one was hurt there. the same system produced heavy flooding in a lot of areas including this in prince george's county. this is new video into wjz.com. firefighters pulled three teens from the swift water after they were swept into the current under the 38th street bridge. they were treated for hypothermia afterwards. amazing job there. welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm don scott in for gigi
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barnett. who worked into last night. now we're going to go into meteorologist tim williams. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. don and dangerous storms that rolled through yesterday. we're dealing with the aftermath and the calm after the storms. i want to show you the satellite and radar from yesterday. the satellite and radar composite to give you an idea of what happened yesterday. this is first warning weather radar yesterday afternoon. this is friday afternoon. what i would like to draw your attention is the brighter colors that you see it move across the screen. the storms rolled from the southwest to the northeast. the top right of your screen. they brought in very warm humid air from the south. it kind of collided with cooler air from the northwest. it just developed a bit of a spin. we call it shear. it is basically a change in the wind direction from the ground up as the storms start to roll you through the higher levels of the atmosphere. that shear, that spin started to create the tornadoes, as the very strong storms started to
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roll through. we watched different storms develop and tornadoes and funnel clouds throughout the afternoon. we're stylusessic how much of that was actually tornadic activity. the national weather service will be going out today at noon to several parts of the area to determine whether or not they were actually tornadoes. tornadoes not considered tornadoes until they physically touch it ground. until then, they are just considered funnel clouds. the storms rolled through here. now watches and warnings. mostly flood concerns. high tides will be higher than average until the conditions start to calm down. again, we're going to be looking at clearing today as we have cooler air building into the region. we have sunshine that will help to dry us out with the cooler
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conditions and calmer winds. our forecast for this day goes up to around 77 degrees. with partly sunny skies. it will be a bit breezy tonight. overnight lows going into into the 40s the 50 degrees. and then tomorrow, another chance of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. with these we're not expecting severe conditions, but we will definitely see the chance for the showers and thunderstorms. we will continue to have updates on the storms and the totals. the rain totals coming up here in a few moments. don. >> thank you very much. of course, everyone is still talking about last night's weather. the cleanup is starting in homes and businesses in hard hit areas with the first light of day and mike schuh is live. good morning, mike. >> reporter: well, good morning, don. you may not be able to find your local businesses up here, because so many of the big overhead signs have been blown out and twisted. you can see that one right here. this used to be, inside of there, an 8th inch of
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plexiglas, i have a picture of the vw dealer here. when they bust up, they turn into flying knives. imagine if you would have been in the path of that, rather than the building. the bedded into the building. a pretty amazing sight. what the winds were able to do. coming back now live. there are businesses in the area that lost their roofs. including this one here a small professional building. a lot of parent damage in the bel air corridor and also damage in residential areas. gigi barnett with that part of the story. >> reporter: the first tornado warning in this area went into effect around 6:00 p.m. reals cumulative workers say a near 20 minutes later they received the first 9-1-1 calls pleading for help. homeowners on milton avenue in harford county is saying a that storm that ripped through their street moved fast. >> it took a mobile home and flipped it up and threw it over 10 cars.
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>> shock and horror. >> reporter: some of them were at home when the commotion began. >> we were in our room getting on our pjs and the lights started flickering. >> reporter: and others were blocked by traffic and police. >> i got into the neighborhood. they just allowed us in. >> by the time bury arrived two trampolines hint her front yard, one belongs to a neighbor several hours away. >> the trampoline came over the house. >> reporter: neighbors switched to generatedders after strong wind gusts snapped power lines leaving them in the dark. storms were blacked-out around bel air road, blocking the start of the night business. medics rushed two people to the hospital with non life- threatening injuries. now with the possibility of more storms, resrucues are ( indiscernible ) in the clear yet. >> the storms can be dangerous and come up without warning. >> mike schuh live here in
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fallston. this is a regular old shingle. with the flexibility of a binder from a school. this next picture. the vw dealer, those are 20 feet up in the air. they were removed from a roof and traveling with speed that they embedded themselves into the side of the building. if you would have been standing there, it could have kid you. amazing what mother nature will do out here. a lot of damage, as tim was saying earlier, the national weather service will come out and take a look at the damage. i'm no meteorologist, but having been utthe straight line and tornado damage, it looks like tornado to me, because the debris is in different directions after a storm that comes through as straight line winds, it is in the same direction. there is a lot of twisting debris fields out here in fallston, the cleanup continues. mike schuh reporting live, back to you don on tv hill. >> thank you, mike.
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the twisting is what they look for. my book, the shingle and the sign in the side of the building is amazing. carroll county was also slammed by a possible tornado or tornadoes. trees crashing to houses there and a close call for a school bus filled with children. first warning weather coverage continues this morning with meghan mccorkell. >> reporter: good morning. powerful storms ripped through. take a look at some of the damage it did. trees were all over this area and this kind of damage has been seen all over maryland. driving rain and frightening wind, snapped trees like twigs in carroll county. >> i saw the wind pick up. the trees in front of the house were bending over. >> reporter: doug and his wife were inside of the bathroom of their home and a 90-foot tree smashed through the roof nearly hitting them. >> it was panic. just panic. my wife screaming.
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trying to find the cats. water seeping down. >> reporter: the tree tore through the roof making the home unlivable. workers used a crane to remove it. this family was not alone. one local tree service company is saying two hours after the storm they already received 50 phone calls. >> there were traffic lights out. limbing down. >> reporter: some carol county students were in the middle of the storm. >> one bus driver turned around. he was in the middle of the hail storm and took them back to school. >> everybody was scared. some were crying. >> schools not dismissed, held students late. >> all of the light just shut off. it was dark. we went into this little room and put our heads in a corner. >> i was shocked and really scared. >> reporter: shocked like many at the power of the storms as they came through. if this is what your yard looks like, you may need patience,
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that tree removal company that i spoke with, said it could take days to get to every one. meghan mccorkell, eyewitness news. the national weather service is investigating reports of a possible tornado touchdown in carroll county to the north of where meghan was reporting. bg&e is working to fix down power lines around the state. baltimore has the most down this morning. at the height of this storms 30,000 maryland customers lost power. at our last check, 6700 was still out. now, believe it or not it is time for today's energy saver tip. mary bubala explains. >> reporter: good morning. in today's energy saver, your
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porch light our lamppost is one of the highly used light fixures in your home. the perfect place to install energy star lights. cfls are college in a variety of shapes and sizes. you can also install a motion censor that turns the light off when no one is around. i'll mary bubala, trying to help you be an energy saver. >> thank you very much. for more information go to wjz.com. now, to meteorologist tim williams. this damage is in baltimore county. that is near pine ridge golf course. a lot of pine trees down. an expensive fence is damaged there. look at the mess that they have to cleanup. a scene repeated throughout the area. now, over to tim. meteorologist tim williams first warning weather. >> yes. you look at the pictures and i
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respect what mike schuh is saying. he is doing what the trained weather spotters do when they go out. we get a lot of reports from the weather spotters they move around and see debris and damage around the area. you look for what mike mentioned, the rather, you see whether or not the debris is thrown in different directions, which would indicate a spin and potential tornadic activity or whether it is all just pushed in one direction, which might indicate straight-line winds, a blast of wind coming from a thunderstorm, a strong thunderstorm. that's what they will be looking for when the national weather service goes out today to confirm whether or not tornadoes touchdown. the components that brought this together yesterday, yesterday, evening. very warm humid air from that south and the southwest mixing with very school -- cool air from the northwest. it was pulled together and spun around with the system. it created shear, the changes
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in direction with the winds in the atmosphere. we had overtop of the mid atlantic, the greatest risk of severe weather. we did have impressive rain totals. we do still have flood concern said around the region. all of the rain is sinking into the ground, overflowing many of the streams and tributaries for the western shores of the bay, near the inner harbor and anne roundal county and annapolis,
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that the tides are higher than average as a result of the winds and the rain and water levels higher than average. we have temperatures around 59 degrees at bwi marshall. 64 in ocean city. 45 in oakland. 61 in elkton and we should mention that traffic as far as we know. air traffic is back to normal after what was considered a ground stop yesterday. all of the traffic was stopped at a point because of the wind and rain. right now, we have a bit in the jet stream, allowing for cooler air to move in. drying us out a little bit. the light breeze in the comfortable range for today. allow for again a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms for tomorrow. so, today, 77 degrees. partly sunny and breezy. tonight, down to just around 49. with partly sunny. tomorrow, partly sunny in the day and a chance of thunderstorms in spots in the evening. nothing as severe as yesterday. we will continue to keep you
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posted. now, don. back to you. >> thank you very much. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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12 minutes before 8:00. 59 degrees. one tornado was confirmed here in maryland, near bwi. today, national weather service will look at other twisters. this is the funnel cloud in ferndale. in other places. we have -- a picture for you right now. this is near the light rail station. that could be the same -- twister tornado that touchdown at the airport, it is the right angle. the clean up is just getting underway all over the state. several other funnel clouds spotted and are being investigating. mike schuh is live all amonging log in fallston. going to him again. good morning, mike. >> reporter: well, good morning, don. everyone, half of the traffic out here is a roofer, a bg&e truck, a lineman or a sort of person helping with the
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cleanup. widespread commercial damage along a mile long stretch between the bel air bypass and mountain road. houses are -- damaged also, businesses are. roofs are blown off. a lot of debris all around the area. the -- major electricity has been restored on the main line here, but there are a lot of problems that are still waiting to be fixed like all of the roofs that have blown off in the commercial district. mike schuh reporting live, back to you on tv hill don. >> thank you very much, mike. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning -- now the maryland spcr a here. take the gamble out of stain removal.
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it is 8 before 8:00. cleanup is underway in the wake of last night's storm system blowing through here. it cut a path of dedestruction through maryland. families and their pets must be prepared. gut your pet a chainsaw, i guess. all right. the maryland spca is with us. >> and drake. a kitten up for adoption. we're doing the baltimore 500 right now. with barks and baltimore humane society. adoption fees are waved for cats and kittens. >> wow. how many do you have? >> at any given time, 100 animals after a good time to adopt. >> wow. you're talking about having, being prepared when these storms come through. so, walk us through what you have here. >> sure. it can take you 5 minutes to put this together. it is nice to do it ahead of time. a crated is wonderful for
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transport. something stormedy so they are safe. >> my dogs go to the crate by themselves. >> it is comforting and reassuring. you want to vet reports handy if you go to a place to have your vet records. a picture, on your phone you can take a picture, to prove your pet is your pet if he is lost. >> i never thought of that. >> you want a picture for proof. identification tag, leash, collar. he cannot take. the tag talks for him. >> and the thing under the skin. >> microchip is great. that is good. food, water. you want water for you, too. you can put it all in a quick backpack and you are good to go. >> all right. wow. great advice. 5 minutes. you can do it. >> i put it together quickly at home last night.
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it takes no time. >> cool. this is drake. >> yes. he is swirly. >> i was going to say, it is rainingicalities and dogs. this is what landed in the studio. >> wreaking havoc. yes. the baltimore 500 is going on now. if you are thinking of adopting it is a great time. it is a great time. ,,,,,,
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uh, this gal. boom! everyone grows with miracle-gro. pretty dry and breezy, with a good bit of sunshine. 78 degrees today. 72 tomorrow. 69, 71 and 72. >> by the way, the eastern shore did not escape last night's wicked weather. this is from centralland, maryland. first that one, the tornado that touchdown through bwi. it touchdown. there might be one in fallston as well. now, the picture of of centerville on the eastern
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very sore looking kinda blistery. it was like a red rash... like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i was a firefighter for 24 years. but, i have never encountered such a burning sensation until i had the shingles. i remember it well. i was in the back yard doing yard work. i had this irritation going on in my lower neck. i changed shirts because i thought there was something in the collar of the shirt irritating my neck. and i couldn't figure out what was going on. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. i always thought shingles was associated with people... a lot older than myself. i can tell you from experience, it is bad. it's something you never want to encounter.
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